Dougherty Drugs case dismissed after we showed an equal access defense

A group of men were traveling in a car. The car was pulled over and drugs were found. All of the occupants were arrested. Although several plea offers were made, we declined to accept them and insisted on a trial. Because the drugs were specifically found in relation to one of the other occupants, we believed we would win at trial since the state could not show the Defendant was even aware of the existence of the drugs. After several years, the state finally agreed and dismissed the case.